Day 1759 A funny story aka SoLD!!!!

Omg my crazy week continues . Now my painting sold that was at the fair. NOT the one that won but one of my watercolor flower paintings. Looks great in the frame.

A guy left an inquiry to purchase for Summertime. So I thought call him. Was not in the mood to sell it since it’s my favorite flower painting and I hadn’t had time to enjoy it. I had just gotten it back from the framer before I delivered it to the SC State fair.

I revisited the SCWS show without the mobs.

And NOPE it didn’t get a ribbon. It DIDNT juried get into the Georgia Watercolor Show or The SC Watermedia Show. I was feeling down. Throwing in my new Davinci 10 I bought with some of my prize money.(LOVE that brush. Wore My last one out.)

And took better pics

And then presto off it goes to a new home. The new owner was thrilled. He thought another buyer had gotten it. So evidently people were lining up to buy it. I told him I was going to check to see who was interested. He said no if he wanted it when could we meet. And three miles later I met him at his office and it was bye bye Summertime.

I only took pics of the winners with the names.

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Stamped detail of Guardian

Not a photograph but a watercolor

Detail

Detail of Nacoochee Valley
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Margaret going out to celebrate her sale. Yeah Xoxoxo

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Day 1758 It’s Saturday

Emily

Yes I know it’s Sunday but we did these yesterday. Love painting Miss Emily. She never moves and always looks so pensive relaxed.

I decided to just do the head and shoulders so perhaps I would do a great job on her portrait. I really like the way she tuned out. What do you think?!.

The sketch

Forty minutes first break

Second break about 75 minutes

95 minutes End of session

What was I thinking painting her neck so blue even though she was in heavy shadows.

Just a touch more work this evening. Done I think.

Flesh colors cad red light yellow ochre. Shadows cad red light, peacock, burnt sienna, mineral violet. Paper Strathmore Bristol. Love the way the watercolor sheets down this paper. Really need to see how it behaves on hot press. Could be fun.

Fred rocking it. Wonder what he thought about when he was a dentist.

Al Beyer’s lovely oil portraits

Thomas Needham Watercolor http://www.thomasneedham.com

Bill Daniels intriguing oil

Dr Rich Klein charcoal

Amy Lockhart Ness lovely conte crayon

Margaret on the road again xoxoxox Ps Bytw I decide on the way home to buy my biannual lottery tickets. And then Tom and I had fun dreaming about whey the $$$$$$ could be spent on. A couple of months in Europe in Provence and Tuscany for the Saturday drawing people plus a few who usually come but are missed. And maybe some art scholarships. Round the world trip on Viking. Only $89000 for 254 days. More scholarships. Back a few good starving artists. I mean a billion and a half can help ALOT of people right. Off to bed. Oops forgot to check to see if I won the Saturday nite drawing. Lol. 🧐🤔😴😴😴😴

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Day 1757 It’s Growing on me.

Last night I liked this well kinda sort of. The phot once again is dark. The browns go black or dark grey. Loose their juiciness.

I do intend to lift some of the shadows out because the colors didn’t mingle enough. Just wet and blot them and repeat. Then paint again.

Off to the races.

Quin gold wash first

Adding darks burnt sienna raw umber maybe cad orange

sunflowers centers quin gold burnt sienna cobalt teal deep yellow raw umber cerulean peacock blue.

Painted with my Charles Reid colors. Background is peacock blue ultramarine and raw umber my new fav brown.

The flower vase is green apatite cobalt teal ultramarine.

The bowl is raw umber cerulean burnt sienna burnt umber and ultramarine.

Margaret off to lifemodeling after all it’s Saturday. Xoxoxo

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Day 1756 Georgia Watercolor Show

Been meaning to post these all week.

Mary Something- First The Blue A batik Watercolor

Karen Schaaf Second My dear friend the fantastic Karen. I would have given her first if I were judge.

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Rosemary Seibert

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Fisherman – Mike Gant

And that’s a wrap on this years annual show. The call is already out for the spring National Show.

Margaret whose been knitting and painting all day. Now Tahred. Xoxoxo

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Day 1755 Finishing up.

Yesterday I finished up my Macy’s painting from Saturday. She has to have the cushions and drapery to seat her.

Her right hand especially looked ridiculous without the black of the blanket by it.

One last nite about the Strathmore Bristol. I LOVE the delicious way it makes the paint sheet down the paper mixing together and the reason I paint vertically when I used it instead of horizontally or at an angle.

Took a while to decide how much peacock blue background to add. May still need a bit more.

Try it you might like it.

Blacks-ultramarine and burnt umber or burnt sienna. Cobalt blue, Cad yellow light and cerulean for the other drapery.

I also worked on her head and body some more. Adding cad red light and some mineral purple for shadows. Yes cad red light will work on the shadows. Plus another light coat of cad red light where she was reading as too white.

Margaret binge watching Designated Survivor. Oh and darn Chappaquiddick is now on Netflix’s too. Sigh. Too much goof tv. Xoxoxo

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Day 1754 Fall!!

Been working on this most of the day. Just finally quit. It’s about 22×18 cp 300# rough arches.

Top – rough Bottom regular 300# cold press arches

Did I say I will NEVER buy love Rough arches. Some people love it. NOT me. 🤪

The drawing.

Off to the races. Quin gold centers w cad ya light cad ya deep raw umber burnt sienna chrome green olive green ultramarine.

Moving on Adding cad orange to it the pumpkin.

And so it goes– adding. Alizarin and mineral violet.

Done well maybe. I may darken the background. It’s just not right. Or maybe I will start over on smoother paper?!

Maybe I will paint these tomorrow

Margaret putting her feet up and staring at the sunflowers for s while. I also don’t like the solid dark ring around two of them. It’s always something isn’t it?!

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Day 1753 Urbansketching

I park across from this auto Express when I got to Costco. Today I decided to draw it. Inktober right?!

More from the pumpkin patch

Lamy EF Noodler Eelskin black and Strathmore and birn journal.

Margaret bingeing on Netflix’s Kim’s Convenience -too funny- and next Designated Survivor with Kiefer Sutherland. I am Tahred from taking Benadryl for my allergies. A good excuse right.

Hugs xoxoxo

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Day 1752 INKtobering and my October Madness

Trying to get caught up on Inktober drawing a bridge group at EarthFare. Funny the one guy really was a lot bigger taller and wider than the other three players who were skinny and not tall. Makes the sketch look a little odd.

No why didn’t I draw this old tractor yesterday. Duh. At the pumpkin stand

Stillman and Birn sketchbook and Lamy ef plus a Namiki Fude. Love that Fude.

The apples I bought to paint.

It was fun writing bits of their exclamations as I drew mostly from the long haired woman.

Fabulous sunflowers and apples from the pumpkin patch.

October Madness you say?!!! Well I got third yesterday and another check. 😳🤗 I was amazed. I was just happy to get in.

I think I have driven 1500 miles or so going to shows and getting awards in the last week. Crazy right?! Two trips to Columbia. Three trips to Aiken. Then the big one to Sautee Nacochee.

Endless driving. 🤪

Goodnite from

Margaret and the pumpkin farm and stand near Sautee Nacochee. I is Tahred. Xoxoxo

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Day 1751 Starbucks

I was at Starbucks Monday trying to catch up on my Inktober sketches. All I can say is GOOD luck with that. Lol. If I do a double spread does it count as two?!

Anyway there’s something about Starbucks that always makes me forget to take full pens. I was running on empty.

I started his with my Namiki Fude pen which ran out of ink.

Then I switched to a Lamy EF. Out of ink.

Finally pulled out my pentel brush pen. I even had an extra cartridge for it in my purse. Success!! 🤩🤩🤩

Margaret heading to the Ga watercolor Show to see what she won. ExciTeMeNT!!!

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Day 1750 It’s Saturday

Macy was our model today. This ones NOT DONE. Needs the drapes I think. I did add some black charcoal pencil along her bottom edge to delineate it BUT needs a bit more.

First break

Second break. I think her right arm is a bit thin but Macy is VERY slim.

Second break wash of flesh cad Fred light and French yellow ochre – over all. Then adding more cad red light cerulean and burnt sienna for darks.

Hair burnt umber raw umber and ultramarine. Added dabs of peacock blue here and there for another dark and some cobalt.

Drew Murphy 2’x3′ acrylic on board the darks under her breast are actually a dark chocolate brown NOT black.

First break

Second break.

Eve charcoal

Fred acrylic 2’x3′ on board Mondigliani is alive and well.

Jeremy Sutherland’s lovely head. Powdered pastel.

Al Beyer small Oil on board

Bill Daniels Nailed the proportions. 2’x3′ oil on board

Margaret actually watching the Ga LSU a game. Go DaWgS!! 🤪😱🤨

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